StartingGrid Driving Flat Out to Win You a 500 Abarth Track Experience

Flat out is how I drive, flat outThis Thursday, I’ll be in Las Vegas driving the 500 Abarth flat out to win you a chance to win a your own 500 Abarth track experience.

Go to Fiat USA’s Facebook “Drive For The Fans” page and pick my team: Bad Boys. I will drive flat out to win you a chance at 500 Abarth hoonage, because flat out is how I drive.

Be sure to pick team Bad Boys by Wednesday April 25, the other teams won’t drive flat out like we will.

Win a Fiat 500 Abarth Las Vegas Adventure

This could be you

Photo credit: Fiat USA

Fiat is holding a contest to select the first group of people to attend the premier Fiat 500 Abarth Driving Experience. If you are selected, you’ll get an all expenses paid trip to Las Vegas where you’ll be taught how to hoon the Fiat 500 Abarth in autocross and open track environments. There is also a lapping competition involved, in which I suspect readers of StartingGrid are likely to perform well. Sounds like a blast to me, where is my Elvis cape?

Go to the Fiat USA Facebook page to enter

Fiat 500 Abarth – First Photos!

The Fiat 500 has been on sale in the United States for just under a year. The 500 has been reviewed well and is selling at a good pace. Nearly every reviewer has made mention of the coming Abarth model and what the addition of 69 horsepower will do to an already fun to drive car.

Fiat 500 Abarth nose

Image credit: FIATALY

Regular readers of my posts (both of you) know that I like Fiat 500s and am considering buying one. Now, thanks to our friend FIATALY, we present these shots of the new North American version of the Fiat 500 Abarth. View FIATALY’s facebook page for all sorts of interesting Fiat 500 stuff!

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Street Parked: Friday Fiat 500 Freakout!

Assisi 500

Assisi 500 piazza parked

A bunch of motorsport friends and I have lately been discussing the new Fiat 500. Among my wife’s and my plans for the weekend is to go test drive a brand new Fiat 500. We have our eyes on a little commuter car and a Fiat 500 Abarth just might fit the bill. Fiat 500s are ubiquitous in Italy, where they are called “Cinquecento”. Make the jump to see a few Cinquecentos (say “Chin-kwah-chen-toe”) from a recent trip to Italy.

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